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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:10 pm

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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:12 pm

Man, it would be pretty freakin' amazing if Justin Wilson remembered that he's Justin Wilson. Gimme that sweet, sweet Bullpen of Doom.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby David » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:22 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, it would be pretty freakin' amazing if Justin Wilson remembered that he's Justin Wilson. Gimme that sweet, sweet Bullpen of Doom.


Yeah. Theo brought up how Wilson has dominated Daniel Murphy (in a v small sample) and has made him look very bad.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:24 pm

David wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, it would be pretty freakin' amazing if Justin Wilson remembered that he's Justin Wilson. Gimme that sweet, sweet Bullpen of Doom.


Yeah. Theo brought up how Wilson has dominated Daniel Murphy (in a v small sample) and has made him look very bad.

he did that to a lot of hitters this season, but that all changed when he was cobs
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:35 pm

save for a 2 week stretch at the start of his Cubs tenure, Wilson's problem has been exclusively throwing strikes. In his last 15 outings he has 20 K and only 9 hits in 12 IP, it's the 10 walks that are the problem. If he throws strikes he's going to be great, so hopefully a week without game environments has helped him get his mechanics 100% in order.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:38 pm

David wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, it would be pretty freakin' amazing if Justin Wilson remembered that he's Justin Wilson. Gimme that sweet, sweet Bullpen of Doom.


Yeah. Theo brought up how Wilson has dominated Daniel Murphy (in a v small sample) and has made him look very bad.


On a non-analytical level, him making the team over Rondon might give him a nice jolt of confidence. I mean if you look at his pitch data, I don't think much has changed in terms of stuff since coming over. He's just had awful command in general.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby bd811 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:16 pm

making daniel murphy look silly a couple of times in key situations would certainly be a great way for him to redeem himself.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby David » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:33 pm

i'm never this guy, but damn if i'm not a little emo about having to start the playoffs again and possibly not being world champs anymore. i'm not ready to let go yet.

i guess that leaves only one option (ignore the royals hashtag).

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Postby Castro's Spray Chart » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:53 pm

Is anyone else a little alarmed that we're only carrying 11 pitchers and one of them is a questionable healthy Jake Arrieta?
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby David » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:54 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:Is anyone else a little alarmed that we're only carrying 11 pitchers and one of them is a questionable healthy Jake Arrieta?


Not really. A best of 5 with off days every 2 days.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:01 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:Is anyone else a little alarmed that we're only carrying 11 pitchers and one of them is a questionable healthy Jake Arrieta?

Not at all.

They will use at most 4 different starters this series. They have multiple guys in pen that can go long. They had multiple lefties and multiple hard throwing righties. And most important, they have 2 built in off days and no more than 2 games in a row.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby David » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Oh and the Dusty redemption narrative is starting to make this a little more personal for me. I want to badly pound this team and sweep them out now. Didn't previously have a ton of ill will for them.

Plus horsefeathers Daniel Murphy.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby CubmanPi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:31 pm

I just remembered how much I hate Daniel Murphy.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Hunter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:35 pm

David wrote:Oh and the Dusty redemption narrative is starting to make this a little more personal for me. I want to badly pound this team and sweep them out now. Didn't previously have a ton of ill will for them.

Plus horsefeathers Daniel Murphy.


Dusty dreaming of winning 2 makes me hope we bounce them.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby badger » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:40 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Please stop saying "ninny" like it's not terrible.


It feels analogous to all the deplorables self-referring to themselves as deplorables in a prideful way.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:24 pm

badger wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Please stop saying "ninny" like it's not terrible.


It feels analogous to all the deplorables self-referring to themselves as deplorables in a prideful way.


YES.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:37 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Please stop saying "ninny" like it's not terrible.


It feels analogous to all the deplorables self-referring to themselves as deplorables in a prideful way.


Holy horsefeathers...yes.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:03 pm

David wrote:Oh and the Dusty redemption narrative is starting to make this a little more personal for me. I want to badly pound this team and sweep them out now. Didn't previously have a ton of ill will for them.

Plus horsefeathers Daniel Murphy.


I literally will not be able to watch any kind of happy dusty baker moment during this series
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Teddy17 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:18 pm

I am very excited about this game. It’s only about two hours until I head to the park. But I am also super nervous. This is going to be a good series.

My thoughts: It comes down to Strasburg being the Strasburg he’s been for the past two months. If he is, it becomes very difficult for you guys to win. If we can get a moderately healthy Max for game 3 or 4,that’s all the better. But I’m not counting on him at this point.
The other key is Ryan Zimmerman. It is clear that Maddon/Cubs pitching do not respect him, because he hasn’t perfomed in the past couple of years. But he is a different player this year. I imagine he will get pitches to hit. If he hits them, the Nats win, if not, they likely won’t, or it will be harder. If he hits, Maddon will have to pitch to Murphy, Harper, and Rendon, which isn’t ideal.

So those are the two most important players in this series. Strasburg and Zimmerman. But That’s from a Nats fan’s perspective. I’d be interested in hearing what Cubs fans think.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Liam Neeson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:33 pm

Teddy17 wrote:I am very excited about this game. It’s only about two hours until I head to the park. But I am also super nervous. This is going to be a good series.

My thoughts: It comes down to Strasburg being the Strasburg he’s been for the past two months. If he is, it becomes very difficult for you guys to win. If we can get a moderately healthy Max for game 3 or 4,that’s all the better. But I’m not counting on him at this point.
The other key is Ryan Zimmerman. It is clear that Maddon/Cubs pitching do not respect him, because he hasn’t perfomed in the past couple of years. But he is a different player this year. I imagine he will get pitches to hit. If he hits them, the Nats win, if not, they likely won’t, or it will be harder. If he hits, Maddon will have to pitch to Murphy, Harper, and Rendon, which isn’t ideal.

So those are the two most important players in this series. Strasburg and Zimmerman. But That’s from a Nats fan’s perspective. I’d be interested in hearing what Cubs fans think.


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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:35 pm

Zimmerman's had such an odd year; he was a beast the first two months of the season, seemingly remembered who he actually was for the next 3 months, and then in September flipped it back on again.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Gilby » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:05 pm

How many AL sweeps do we need for that to be 4:30?
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Teddy17 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:08 pm

Gilby wrote:How many AL sweeps do we need for that to be 4:30?


Two sweeps I think.
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Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:08 pm

4:38 CT on Tuesday for Game 4 (if necessary)
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